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Hip is tired

2002-03-07 01:32:26+00 by Dan Lyke 3 comments

I think I'm going to try to split Flutterby a bit, to start a coincident weblog on economic and business trends. Except that there's an implication of a polarity which doesn't really exist, kind of an anti-Cluetrain. Probably over at Gamahuche.com because I flashed on the attitude I want to engender: "when it sucks, grab the ears". But 'til I get that set up, you'll have to deal with it here.

The Grammys tanked. Hard. I'm fairly sure this has nothing to do with file-sharing, but just in case you need convincing, Gap CEO Millard "Mickey" Drexler has acknowledge that "hip" has hurt The Gap, including "some very strange-looking jeans with patches on the back that are very wrong." Maybe, although I'm not holding out a whole lot of hope, people are starting to wake up a little. Starting to step back a little from manufactured trends and force-fed popular culture. Maybe composing and arranging will become more important than dancing and lip-synching. Maybe teens will start thinking about how our clothing is made, rather than what models are wearing it.

Maybe. But it's probably just a trend.

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#Comment made: 2002-03-07 13:04:09+00 by: meuon

And I've been listening to more music than ever, even bought some CD's for a change, just because I liked their music. P2P music sharing sucks for some, but other bands are gaining ground. The Grammy's? I'm glad O' Brother got some attention, but I wonder about the whole process. As for the 'Gap' losing 34+ mill last quarter.. shucks. If overpriced jeans and khaki's went away, would the yuppies go naked?

Tired Hip. Yep. It's time for sound basics, good music, great voices, and some new themes (or old ones redone well).

#Comment made: 2002-03-07 13:05:07+00 by: meuon

ps: my Dad gave me a Shirley Horn CD (blues).. Wow.. What a voice.

#Comment made: 2002-03-07 19:25:22+00 by: alecmarlow